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Elbert Johnson
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Birth: Sep. 5, 1900
Auburn
Logan County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jan. 31, 1973
Sarasota County
Florida, USA

Elbert Johnson was born in Auburn, Kentucky on 5 Sept, 1900 to parents, Mary Leona Rogers and Clarence Johnson.

The oldest of six children, Elbert excelled in baseball and went on to play professionally. He was a pitcher for the New York Yankees organization from 1921-24 and for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1927-29. He was the baseball coach for the Pawling Preparatory Boys School in Pawling, New York.

Elbert married Lillian Smithwick, daughter of Sarah Larkin and Henry Edward Smithwick Sr.

After retiring in 1960 from the Harlem Valley State Hospital in Wingdale, NY, (he as farm manager and Lillian, as the principal stenographer in the Director's Office), they spent their later years in Sarasota, Venice, Florida. 

Elbert was a 50-year member of the Grand Lodge of Louisville, and 50-year member of the Kosair Temple, Louisville, KY; the Oriental  Consistory 1, Yankton, SD.

Elbert was secretary of the New York State Trap Shooting Assn.  For ten years; a member and director of the Sarasota Gun Club; member of the Skyway Gun Club of St. Petersburg.  He won many trophies at the North American Amateur Trap Shooting Singles in 1951; won the handicap event in 1953 at the New York Athletic Club; was a nationally known trap shooter having shot over 114,000 registered 15-yard targets;

Elbert had a big basset hound named, "Adolph." He and the dog were on the cover of Field and Stream in the 1950's for shooting a large number of skeet.


 
 
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 Parents:
  Clarence W. Johnson (1875 - 1953)
  Mary Leona Rogers Johnson (1881 - 1967)
 
 Spouse:
  Lillian Smithwick Johnson (1903 - 1996)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elbert Johnson (1900 - 1973)
  Thomas Floyd Johnson (1905 - 1981)*
  Robert Thurston Johnson (1906 - 1971)*
  Ruth Rosalind Johnson Jenks (1908 - 1973)*
  Clarence Ernest Johnson (1911 - 1983)*
  Ruby Leona Johnson Matherly (1919 - 1993)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Auburn Cemetery
Auburn
Logan County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Auburn Cemetery # 1207 838
 
Created by: Diane Addington
Record added: Dec 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101997102
Elbert Johnson
Added by: Diane Addington
 
Elbert Johnson
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R.I.P. Uncle Elbert
- Diane Addinton Matherly
 Added: Nov. 18, 2014
 
 
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